A medium to large shrub, growing from 3 to 5 metres tall unpruned. It is long flowering, with attractive purple to pink pompom flowers through spring and summer, and has aromatic foliage. The flowers open bright and fade as they age to give a two toned look. It comes from the southwest coast of Western Australia but is a very adaptable plant, being suited to coastal gardens as well as colder inland areas. A great habitat plant for smaller birds, both for food and nesting, and for insects. Good as a screen and windbreak plant, rarely troubled by pests or disease.
|Scientific Name:||Melaleuca nesophila|
|Common Name:||Honey Myrtle|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Pink, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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